Monday, January 21, 2013

Life lately :: Has me feeling good about 2013.

Things have been good around these parts.  I drove down to Charlotte to meet some friends yesterday.  The thing about driving 5 hours by yourself (or not) is that it give you plenty of time for thinking.  I'm feeling good about life, about being 27 (28 this year), about being healthy, about a lot of things.  Who knows what 2013 will continue to bring (hopefully great memories with D and more travels), but I know so far it's been good to me.

 [While the rain & cold had me slacking off last week, I'm officially training for my next have which I have unofficially signed up for.  RunRaleigh half anyone?]

 [Seriously...hanging up and cleaning out your closet is a bitch.  We spent two weekends tidying around the house and I have more to do today.  Are you participating in 12 months of giving?]

 [I made the most amazing breakfast tacos while D was out of town.  Poached eggs from our own chickens are THE BEST.  And sweet potatoes add a bit more nutrients.  Boo yah!]

 [Love how people in the south freak out about snow.  I woke up to zero snow on the ground at my house but a two hour delay at school.  I'll take it!]

 [This might be my favorite dish anywhere.  It's definitely my favorite dish at my top three favorite restaurants in Raleigh, Capital Club 16.  It's their Spring Garden Skillet.  It has all seasonal veggies over jasmine rice with a sweet & spicy paprika sauce (amazing) and topped with an egg.  Best dish...ever?]
 [Photography class!  I definitely learned a lot and am looking forward to getting better at playing with my manual settings]

 [Gray skinnies + brown boots?  I think I will. {And those damn bags are going to be donated today!}]

[The beginning of the gallery wall I've been talking about forever!  That wall is actually much bigger than the picture shows, so it feels great having stuff on it finally!]

What have you accomplished so far this 2013??


meghan said...

There is a lot of great stuff here! You look fantastic! And I'm excited about your new training plan. I'm going to shoot for a PR at an April half, though I'm running a few before then...How smart and fun that you took a camera class! I got a nice camera a year or two ago, and I still don't know how to use all of the features!

whitney said...

i feel ya girlfriend. 2013 is the year making yourself better. i am on that track.

i too am training for a half. but not till sept. and since i never ran before...i am taking it slow. 5k, then 8k, then 10k THEN half...come to va and run with me?

Confessions of a Northern Belle said...

So much great stuff going on. Love that you're training for a race and that you are taking a photography class!

Oliviaaa said...

i want a two hour delay at work! but we're sunny and in the 70s out here. sooooo that's never going to happen.

Terri said...

looks like a kickarse start to 2013. I've got a pretty big box of clothes to donate, but I've still gotta hang off on anything physical, until I have insurance again. Sadness. Also, I'm jealous you're taking a photography class, I've wanted to do that with my DSLR! Alsoo, which KS bag is that? It's GORGEOUS, I love the color and the zippers.

Beth @ The Goad Abode said...

love your wall gallery! I have been slowly working on one too :)

Meghan said...

I really love your gallery wall! And a spring half! I think I am following the same schedule!

Laura Darling said...

Ughhh I hate cleaning out my closet too! I still have my summer stuff out because I just keep putting it off. At this point I may as well just leave it out!

Alex Byer said...

Hi your gallery wall is perfect. Come here and help me with mine. And then we'll go for a run and grab some beer at the craft beer bar down the street from my house. KTHNX.

Leesh said...

What a lovely bag! The colour is gorgeous!

Laura said...

I haven't been to Capital Club 16. What are your other favorite Raleigh restaurants?

And no, I won't be joining you for the half marathon. ;) Another 5K I can do, but any more is just torture.

Anonymous said...

I'm really liking your blog! And your life lately seems pretty great! I hope 2013 turns out to be as awesome as you want it to be : ] (I'm also digging your gallery wall. I like the white frames on the grayish wall.)

(I'm visiting from the Life Lately link-up.)

Anonymous said...

That Kate Spade bag is to die for!

Erika said...

Good luck on the half marathon training! I need to get motivated and start training for something to whip me into shape!

Hayley said...

Cute love all the photos! Is that the poster from the giveaway?! Thanks for linking up with us over at Life Lately!!!


gayle said...

Oh my gosh! I NEVER thought to put sweet potatoes in a burrito! Genius. I love sweet potatoes. I could totally change that a little bit, and make them vegetarian. :) NICE!

I will have to think about the 12 months deal, I love what you put together!

Thanks for linking up with us on Life Lately this week!

Gayle | Grace for Gayle


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